Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has admitted missing football but urged everyone in the game to adhere to the advice of the professionals during the coronavirus crisis.
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted global sporting calendars and all countries have suspended football activities as a preventive measure.
Guardiola early last week donated £918,000 towards the battle against coronavirus in Spain and has sent a message to City fans urging them to follow government advice on the epidemic.
“We miss football,” he said. “We miss the life that we had a few days ago but now is the time to listen, to follow our scientists, doctors and nurses.
“You are my football family and we are going to do everything possible to make you feel better. We’ll come back from this stronger, better, kinder… and a little bit fatter. Stay inside, stay safe.”
Guardiola’s video message came as the club launched the new ‘Cityzens At Home’ website dedicated to providing fans with news, advice and activities during these unprecedented times.
There will be bespoke coaching videos from members of the City staff, as well as daily skills challenges and players’ favourite recipes among other offerings.